The world population is expected to reach 8.5 billion in 2030, and to increase further to 9.7 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion by 2100. This massive increase in population numbers will in turn, have immense repercussions on environment, climate and natural resources. Sixty-one per cent of the global population lives in Asia (4.7 billion), 17 per cent in Africa (1.3 billion), and 10 per cent in Europe (750 million) right now. In fact, China and India continue to be the two countries having tremendously high population and if predictions are to be believed, India will overtake China by 2050.
In order to create awareness on issues related to population, such as healthcare, family planning, lifestyle etc., 11th July is annually celebrated as World Population Day. On this day, policy makers, global leaders and activists come together with the aim to make reproductive health and rights a reality for all. Therefore, as we observe World Population Day, we dedicate this week's topic to the same cause.
Population growth and its associated problems - through videos, presentations and texts
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